Funding

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For the further development of our company and the further training of our employees, we currently use the funding programmes of the ESF and the state of Saxony for the following measures:

Intensive course – language training programme in St. Julians Malta

Mr Uwe Schubert participated in an intensive English course at the language school in St. Julians Malta from 26 March 2018 until 13 April 2018. The goal of the course was to achieve an improvement in his English comprehension. Mr Schubert only had a slight prior knowledge of the English language. Our employee received intensive training leading to the award of a certificate by means of this measure. Following the completion of this course, Mr Schubert can now also be employed at international construction sites, for instance in Sweden, on behalf of WT Energiesysteme GmbH.

Switching authorisation 30 and 110 kV – foundation course and refresher course

TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH trained our employees on 4 and 5th September 2018 in relation to switching authorisaton for 30 and 110 kV.

Foundation course – Switching authorisation for 30 and 110 kV
By means of the instruction offered here, all practically relevant courses of action and requirements that are to be placed upon authorised persons in networks up to 30 kV and 110 kV must be learned. At the same time, information on equipment and its tasks in the network must be provided so that, in conjunction with the knowledge of relevant standards, the work assigned to him can be fulfilled and potential dangers avoided.

Refresher course – Switching authorisation for 30 and 110 kV
As defined by DIN VDE 0105 and UVV DGUV (Accident prevention regulations of the German Statutory Accident Insurance Association) regulation 3 (formerly BGV A3), special instruction is required for working and operating in high-voltage installations.

Primtech 18 Basic Training, AutoCAD Basic Training and primtech Workshop

In November 2018, three of our employees took part in the basic training “primtech and AutoCAD”. The aim of the AutoCAD course is to get to know the new possibilities of the current version, especially to learn to use new functions for civil engineering (primary planning). It serves as the basis for the efficient use of the primtech solution.

Content AutoCAD Basic Training: Introduction to AutoCAD user interface, navigating in 2D, generate geometries, change orders, dimensioning, marking, basics of drawing output with predefined plotters, Creating and editing blocks, coordinate input, basics of drawing output with predefined plotters

The primtech training is used to calculate the effect of short-circuit currents (according to IEC 60865-1: 2011). This can be used to calculate the forces resulting from the specified short-circuit current. Since this is a safety-relevant calculation, the use of a suitable tool is essential. In addition, the base training service getting to know the relationship between short-circuit cable forces which case cable forces and bundle Seilzukräfte and the resultant forces and bending stress for pipes. It is a training to optimize the sag of ropes and the transfer of the cable deflection.

In January 2019 the seminar primtech workshop was held. This Training is for use of the integrated calculation function to calculate the effect of short-circuit currents with primtech 3D IEC 60865-1: 2011 standard. Our employees learned the relationship between short-circuit tensile forces, the case tensile forces, and bundle tensile forces, as well as the resulting forces and bending stress for pipes.

Construction Site SiGe Coordinator – Specialized Coordinator Skills

The Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance (BaustellV) requires builders to appoint one or more suitable SiGe coordinators for construction sites employing employees of several employers, depending on the type and scope of the construction project. Because the SiGe coordinator contributes to making the construction project, the construction process and the subsequent work on the construction system safe at all times. His activities require professional qualifications, which are specified in the rules on occupational safety at construction sites (RAB 30). In the course the special coordinator skills were taught. The seminar meets the quality criteria for course participants according to RAB 30, Annex D.

content

  • The construction site ordinance (BaustellV)
    • Sense and purpose, scope and content of BaustellV
    • Scope and requirements of BaustellV; Notice
    • Tasks and duties of the contractors and the coordinator
  • Coordination during the planning of the execution
    • Tasks of the coordinator
    • Health and Safety Plan
    • Underlay for later work on the structure
  • Coordination during the execution of a construction project
    • Tasks of the coordinator
    • Tools for the Coordinator’s Activities and their Use
    • dealing with conflict situations
  • Legal bases
    • Consideration of the BaustellV in the contracts to be concluded by the client
    • Relevant basic knowledge of the VOB (Contracting and Contracting Procedure for Works)
    • Position, powers, responsibility and liability of the coordinator
    • Safety and occupational health care

Fire Safety Helper Training

On 07.01.2019 and 11.01.2019, the employees of WT Energiesysteme GmbH were trained as fire protection workers in Riesa and on January 15, 2019 in Dresden.

The training for the fire protection helper according to ASR A2.2 was carried out with a theoretical and a practical part and had the following content:

– Basic features of fire protection

– Company fire protection organization

– Effect and functioning of fire extinguishers

– Dangers due to fires

– Behavior in case of fire

– Handling and operation of fire extinguishers

– Get to know your own limits of firefighting

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 1

The Optando Academy conducted the course “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 1” for Mr. Fischer in January 2019 with the following topics:

Standards and their application in electrical engineering

  • VDE regulations for low voltage and high voltage
  • Construction and operation of systems and electr. Equipment
  • Requirements for Protection Equipment in Primary and Secondary Technology

Risk assessment in electrical engineering:

  • Working methods according to DIN VDE 0105-100
  • Hazard potentials when setting up and operating electrical systems
  • Danger potential when working under tension
  • Danger potential when working in the vicinity of live parts
  • Protective measures for the above activities
  • Performing and Recognizing 5-Safety Compliance

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 2

In February 2019 Part 2 of the course “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering” was carried out for Mr. Fischer. The seminar had the following contents:

Risk assessment in electrical engineering – Part 2

  • Practical training to create and assess hazards.
  • Detect the presence of static electricity and electromagnetic fields.

Assessment of electrotechnical activities on construction sites

  • Recognizing and assessing appropriate protection systems, e.g. proper grounding or overvoltage protection.
  • Recognition and evaluation of typical behavioral patterns and misconduct in electrical engineering activities.

MS Project 2010 Seminar / Workshop

In the period from 06.05. to 08.05.2019 some of our employees were trained to the Project planning Software “MS Project 2010”. The content of the training was as follows:

  • Basics, User interface, Settings
  • Project planning
  • Tasks, Milestones, Deadlines, Reference dates, Slack times, Links
  • Resources, Costs, Calendar types
  • Scheduling conflicts, Adjustment of overloads
  • Views, Filters, Reports
  • Project control, Project tracking
  • Baseline, actual dates, Variance analysis
  • Notes, Word/Excel Export, Import, Indicators
  • User specific view, Print preview
  • Editing actual project plans
  • Construction schedule, Draft / detailed planning, templates

Calculation of the setting parameters of protective devices

In the period from 07.05. to 09.05.2019 a professional training for some of our employee took place.

Objectives:

  • Calculation of protection parameters for setting UMZ, distance and differential protection devices in the 110 kV and 20 kV network
  • Review and evaluate existing settings
  • Identification of incorrect settings

Contents:

  • Basics of grid and fault current calculation
  • Calculation of the setting values of the UMZ protection
  • Review of equipment-specific requirements
  • Selection of the initiation and calculation of the corresponding setting values of the distance protection
  • Calculation of the separate zones of the distance protection
  • Creation of scale plans
  • Imbalances of the distance protection
  • Setting parameters of the differential protection
  • Current transformers and current transformer dimensioning
  • Earth fault and earth fault detection
  • Setting parameters of the additional functions (AWE, overload protection, etc.)
  • Required data to calculate the setting parameters
  • Calculation tools for setting parameters and scale plans
  • Verification and evaluation criteria for setting values

F2 – Expertise for Lightning Protection and Earthing Systems (DIN 18014,DIN VDE 0185-305-3)

The company Berufliche Weiterbildung Elektrotechnik (Further Vocational Training in Electrical Engineering) – Andreas Aust in Dresden trains three employees of WT Energiesysteme GmbH at the end of July 2018 concerning lightning protection and earthing systems. Our employees are provided with a basic overview of the application and implementation of the German lightning protection standard. They get to know the requirements of DIN VDE 0185-305 and will learn on the basis of practical measurements how the standard is applied correctly.

Goals and results: The installation, management and maintenance of lightning protection systems requires specific expertise. Electronic and electrical systems are endangered or even destroyed by direct lightning strikes. The lightning protection standard published in 2014 is a translation of the European standard IEC EN 62305 into German law and sets a national framework for effective lightning protection systems. To protect systems against lightning strikes, it is necessary to minimise the dangers in accordance with the standard by means of suitable protective devices.

Course contents:

  • Overview of the DIN VDE 185-305 series of standards
  • Formation and impact of lightning
  • Planning and construction of a simple external lightning protection system
  • Separation distance
  • Earthing systems
  • Components
  • Inspection of existing lightning protection and earthing systems

Training on turnover tax law for the export and import of goods and services

Training on turnover tax law for the export and import of goods and services took place at the Haufe Akademie GmbH & Co. KG in Berlin from 25 October until 26 October. The contents of this training course included the following elements:

Breakdown: Delivery, service, work delivery, work performance, intra-community deliveries, export deliveries, accounting records and proof of receipt, confirmation of arrival, VAT ID number, ATLAS procedures for exports, imports to third countries and to EU countries, chain and three-way deals, factory deliveries and other deliveries that are subject to turnover tax abroad, reverse charge procedures, missing trader frauds, registration in other EU and non-EU Member States, billing peculiarities, current legal developments, taxation of services in the EU and worldwide, services to foreign customers, services provided by foreign suppliers, current legal development s in the fields of services law, processing of foreign matters, Service Commission – SUB.

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 1

The Optando Academy conducted the course “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 1” for Mr. Hoffmann with the following topics:

Standards and their application in electrical engineering

  • VDE regulations for low voltage and high voltage
  • Construction and operation of systems and electr. Equipment
  • Requirements for Protection Equipment in Primary and Secondary Technology

 

Risk assessment in electrical engineering:

  • Working methods according to DIN VDE 0105-100
  • Hazard potentials when setting up and operating electrical systems
  • Danger potential when working under tension
  • Danger potential when working in the vicinity of live parts
  • Protective measures for the above activities
  • Performing and Recognizing 5-Safety Compliance

Training Program Disconnect Switch – Mounting Disconnector Type S2DA2T

From 04. to 05.12.2018 the training with the certificate “Installation and commissioning rotary disconnector” was carried out in Kassel for three employees of WT Energiesysteme GmbH. Contents of the course were:

Disconnectors:

  • Safety requirements for assembly
  • Basics Isolator
  • Description of individual components
  • Theoretical knowledge of installation and adjustment
  • Review of the assembly instructions, the dimension drawing and the circuit diagram

Mounting disconnector:

  • Safety Instructions and Accident Prevention Measures
  • Preparation for assembly
  • Installing the disconnector
  • Mounting the drives for disconnector and earthing switch
  • Installation of connecting rods
  • Setting the control levers
  • Assembly and adjustment of the current paths
  • Resistance measurements of the current paths
  • Measurement of motor currents

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Part 2

In December 2018 Part 2 of the course “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering” was carried out for Mr. Hoffmann. The seminar had the following contents:

Risk assessment in electrical engineering – Part 2

  • Practical training to create and assess hazards.
  • Detect the presence of static electricity and electromagnetic fields.

Assessment of electrotechnical activities on construction sites

  • Recognizing and assessing appropriate protection systems, e.g. proper grounding or overvoltage protection.
  • Recognition and evaluation of typical behavioral patterns and misconduct in electrical engineering activities.

ESA Skilled

On 22.02.2019 a professional 1-day-training for some of our employees took place at our location in Riesa. The content was as follows:

  • Electricity hazard
  • Accidents
  • Electrical Safety Board regulations for professional activities where there is a risk of electricity hazards to executive personnel, ELSÄK-2006: 1
  • ESA Basic and ESA Work
  • Managing risks
  • Selection of working methods and requirements for different approaches

Upon completion of the training, the participants will understand ESA plans, working methods and procedures to avoid accidents and breakdowns.

ESA specialists are part of ESVG 14, the collective safety regulation of the electrical industry to prevent damage caused by electricity. Part of the regulation contains the requirements for training. Among other things, ESA 14 regulates the cooperation between network operators/energy suppliers and contractors and contributes to a common standard facilitating the work on various electrical installations.

ESA Skilled gives instructions on how to organize the work and the requirements to be met by the owner of the electrical installations, depending on the energy sector. It also regulates the contractor’s work so that it can be carried out safely in the premises / work area or in electrical installations.

ESVG 14 has been adapted to the changes in the third edition of SS-EN 50110-1, Maintenance of electrical installations. ESA 14 is available in two publications: ESA Basic and ESA Work. ESA 14 Skilled is a complete ESA safety training for the energy industry developed by Energiföretagen Sverige.

Training “Employee leadership on the background of the newly established employee appraisals”.

From 04.03.2019 – 30.04.2019 a professional training for some of our employees is taking place.

Most of the newly appointed department managers have a high level of technical expertise in their field, but little or no experience in disciplinary management of staff. Some colleagues have now become superiors, which results in a change in cooperation. In addition, the general process of personnel management and the documents to be used for it are new. This results in the need for further development and training in the following areas:

  • A new approach to employee appraisals: dialogue management, feedback landscape, 360°, performance achievement, performance dialogue and peer review
  • Establish employee appraisals as a new management tool: Praise and criticism, guidance or information must “come across” correctly
  • The strategic orientation and aims of the company influence the selection of the type of conversation
  • Expectation Check – Actual-Target Status Analysis – Identify Optimization Potentials
  • The key point of success: Managers are encouraged and should be supported

The central objective of the training activities is the further development of managers in the following areas:

  • Awareness of the success factors of successful conversation leadership
  • Establishment of an open and trusting discussion atmosphere
  • Procedure and structure of the appraisal interviews
  • Good preparation for conversations, asking the right questions and listening actively
  • Giving feedback, employee evaluation, target agreement, career development planning, new task delegation if necessary
  • Motivating employees in an interview
  • Confident handling of difficult situations (emotional involvement, outbursts of anger, evasions, etc.)
  • Use of digital media and tools for the own organization of management tasks

The following methods are used to communicate and implement the training content:

  • Individual and group work directly at the workplace
  • Visualization of the training contents by flip chart and digital presentation
  • Trainer input – and feedback

Protection against unauthorized fields from power supply systems

On 14.05.2019 the training course “Protection against unauthorized fields of power supply systems” was carried out by BDEW.

Programme focus:

  • Legally correct implementation of personal protection regulations
  • Physical and technical basics
  • Protection of the population by implementation of the 26. BImSchV
  • Overlay of high-frequency fields with low-frequency fields
  • Notes from the federal states on the implementation of the 26. BImSchV
  • Prevention by minimizing electric and magnetic fields (26. BImSchVVwV)
  • Systematic processing, conformity and documentation

Background / objective:

The implementation of the 26. BImSchV with its specifications on electric and magnetic fields confronts grid operators with major legal and technical challenges in the expansion, maintenance and operation of electricity grids. In particular, the minimisation of electric and magnetic fields to be implemented can cause significant expenditure.